Kids at home, if you learn anything from this sports website, let it be this lesson: if you get pulled over by the cops for tinted windows, don't sign the citation with a curse word.
Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain found himself in that situation near his home in DeCatur, Alabama and decided that dropping an f-bomb on the citation was a great call.
Let the folks over at The DeCatur Daily give you the rest of the detailed info:
Officers arrested NFL player Rolando McClain on a charge of giving a false name to law enforcement Tuesday after he signed a citation for overly dark window tint as “(Expletive) y’all,” Decatur police said.This isn't McClain's first run in with the law since back in 2011, he arrested for assaulting a former friend and sentenced to 45 days in jail.
When a patrol supervisor asked McClain to put his real name on the ticket, McClain told the sergeant, “That is my name,” said police spokesman Lt. John Crouch.
Crouch said McClain, 23, who was booked into Decatur City Jail shortly after 4 p.m. on the misdemeanor and the window tint violation, could have avoided arrest simply by signing his name to the ticket. He was released on $1,000 cash bail a short time later.
“I’m falsely accused of everything,” the Oakland Raiders linebacker said before climbing into his white Chevrolet Silverado Z-71 and driving from the parking lot of City Hall. “It’s corrupt. It’s terrible.”
Under Alabama law, a person commits a crime if he gives a false name to an officer “with intent to mislead the officer.”